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Doing MTM for the first time


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Oct 2, 2006
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I want to get some shirts MTM since I'm skinny as hell. I don't trust myself to measure, so I want to go in somewhere, this eliminates Jantzen. I have the option to see mytailor in Washington DC tomorrow, but after reading some reviews about poor service from certain resellers, I'm hesisitant. In addition, WW Chan might be coming to DC, but not for a while.

There are a few MTM shirt makers in DC I believe, but they more expensive than these online tailors and might have mininums (which I don't think the online tailors do, correct me if I'm wrong).

So how should I go about this? Should I go in to see mytailor tomorrow and get one shirt (if that is possible)?


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Aug 12, 2006
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I just had my first (and last) Mytailor.com experience this past Sunday.

The story:

I get MTM done locally and pay about $150 a shirt (already a fair price). I wanted to check out Mytailor.com in an attempt to get MTM shirts a little cheaper at $80 - $90 per shirt.

In short, the representative could've cared less about my selections and offered not a single word of advice or direction. Neither did he attempt to even start any sort of dialogue with me. Literally just stood in silence as I sat and reviewed the swatches.

About the swatches. VERY boring and uninspiring patterns. The solids looked fine as long as you were after white or blue.

I wanted a trial shirt to try before fulfilling the rest of my order (I had planned on a 9 shirt order). I'm REALLY glad I requested that option because after I receive and pay for that shirt I won't be ordering any more.

It wasn't a horrible experience, just nothing like my usual local MTM shirt experience. I'm used to a well-dressed man smiling, shaking my hand, asking how I'm doing, directing me towards elegant shirtings and away from bland ones. I will gladly pay another $50 - $60 per shirt for an experience I enjoy. As the old adage goes, "You get what you pay for".

If I were you, I'd wait until I was ready to get someone highly regarded with several years of MTM shirting experience.

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